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Fifteen May Start In Clang Handicap Diavolaw Turns In Good Six-Furlong Spin in 1:15 For Tomorrows Feature HOMEWOOD, 111., June 25.— Several of the leading candidates for the 0,000 Clang Handicap, scheduled for Wednesday and the first of 27 stakes to be offered by the Arlington and Washington Park Jockey Clubs at Washington Park this summer, were given useful trials on the Homewood course over the week-end. Prominent among those who drilled were Hyman Friedbergs Harriet Sue. winner of the Steger Handicap at Hawthorne this spring; Mrs. V. E. Smiths Sirius, W. C. Hobsons Diavolaw, Leon Tikulskis Bolus, and the Shady Brook Farms Iron City. From a time standpoint, Diavolaws move was the most impressive. He stepped a handy three-quarters of a mile, the distance of Wednesdays stake, in 1:15, while Sirius covered the same ground in 1:16, and Harriet Sue in 1:1625. Bolus was sent five furlongs, which he negotiated in 1:055, and Iron City was confined to a three-furlong spin in which he was timed in :36. Other Leading Contenders Twenty-one three-year-olds are eligible for the Clang and as many as 15 of them may be actual starters if the track is. fast. Topweight and probable favorite is John Marschs Occupy, winner of two overnight features at Louisville and narrowly beaten by Best Effort in the Phoenix Handicap at the same point. He has been assigned 126 pounds. Some of the other leading contenders for Clang honors are Herbert M. Woolfs Sig-nator, Coward and Du Puys Appleknocker, A. S. Higgins Quizzle, Miller and Burgers Traffic Court, Mrs. H. J. Damms Zacapet, and Mrs. Frank Nugents Espino Gold. Most of the Clang eligibles are familiar to Chicago racegoers and a number of them won stakes in this area last year. Signator Continued on Page Four Clang May Attract Field of Fifteen to Post Diavolaw Works Six Furlongs In 1:15 for Tomorrows Stake Continued from Page One won the Hawthorne Speed Handicap, Harriet Sue captured the Arlington Matron, Appleknocker triumphed in the Dick Welles Handicap and Traffic Court accounted for the Beverly Handicap. Quizzle and Espino Gold, like Harriet Sue, won states at Hawthorne this spring. Quizzle captured the Crete Handicap and then Quizzle and Espino Gold finished in a dead-heat for first place in the Francis S. Pea-body Memorial Handicap. The Clang Handicap is the first of three stakes on this weeks program at Washington Park. The other two will come on Saturday. One is the 5,000 added Hyde Park Stakes, a five and one-half furlongs contest for two-year-olds, which usually serves as a preview of Arlington and Washington Park Futurity candidates, and the other is the 5,000 added Princess Doreen Stakes, a sprint of six furlongs for three-year-old fillies. Nominations for the two Saturday stakes were being accepted today and racing secretary Fred Burton may have them ready for publication tomorrow.